Microsoft's Songsmith (With videos)
Taken from Wiki
((Microsoft Songsmith is a Music Composition Software for Microsoft Windows, launched in early 2009. Songsmith immediately generates a musical accompaniment after a voice is recorded. The user can choose different styles of music genres either Pop, R&B, Hiphop, Rock, Jazz, Reggae, or the like and change the tempo of the song. Songsmith has a feature to change the properties of the song which is either to make it joyful, sad, jazzy, and so on. The software, formerly called MySong, was developed by Microsoft researchers Dan Morris and Sumit Basu ))
After poor product decisions like Zune new year lock up, or the overly expensive Jerry Seinfeld MS failed ads, this new product takes the cake.
So, how do they sell an otherwise useless product? Like this...
Yes, this is the real ad for Microsoft’s new songsmith program. It’s cheesy and unbelievably bad. This ad feels like it is throwback to the early 90s product promotions on late nights on basic TV.
Here's a Songsmith Demonstration:
So how does the software work with existing songs?
David Lee Roth with Songsmith remix: This one is bad but funny as hell. You have to listen.
Marvin Gaye’s “I heard it through the grapevine” is something that MUST be heard to believe. This had me laughing for 10 minutes.
Way to ruin a classic song, Microsoft!
How is this even music, Microsoft?
Make sure to check out more demonstrations with real songs here. (Further reading)
There are numerous programs out there that are far better for making your own music than this piece of shit. Maybe in a few years this program can be perfected, but right now it is Jokeware. I will give MS credit for making the program available for six hours though.